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Panther Project Volume 1
Drivetrain and Hull
This is the first in a planned series of 4-5 photo study volumes documenting the full restoration of a WW2 Panther tank at the Wheatcroft Collection. The Wheatcroft Collection is the second largest private Armour collection in the world. Dedicated to the preservation and restoration of both military and civilian subjects, it owns over 150 vehicles. The Research Squad are working with the collection to bring its work to a wider public audience through a variety of media and a dedicated website.
The Panther Project is a planned series fully documenting the restoration to full working order of a WW2 Panther tank. The opportunity is quite unique as this has never been done before, and given the resources needed to restore such vehicles, will probably never be available again. As such each volume will document a different area of restoration, the bulk of each volume being high resolution images of the subject matter. This, the first volume in the series, documents the work done to date on the inner hull and drive train of the vehicle.
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"'This book is truly a visual feast of photographs that quite literally, you will not see anywhere else. Good sharp photographs, excellently captioned, interesting facts...it's a must-have for every German Armour fan' Vinnie Branigan Editor of Military Modeling website 'I have found it impossible to find any fault in this book, finding it a fascinating read, and it will quite obviously be an excellent resource for modeling projects due to its unprecedented and thorough examination of the components of the Panther during painstaking restoration.' Jay Laverty at Missing-Lynx website' As a photographer I'm green with envy at the pictures, as an amateur historian, I'm in awe of the quality of research, as a reader the book and is a pleasure to look at... And if I'm running out of superlatives, my apologies to Kevin and his team' Tony B - reviewer at the Historic Military Vehicle Forum 'Packed full of beautifully sharp and bright colour photos which comprehensively cover every component right down to the smallest fixture and fittings... this will be the ultimate reference source for the Panther' John Murphy Editor of Model Military Magazine"